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Where Things Stand: But What If There Was No Debt Ceiling?

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UNITED STATES - AUGUST 9: Senate Majority Leader Charles Schumer, D-N.Y., right, and Sen. Bernie Sanders, I-Vt., are seen in the U.S. Capitol on Monday, August 9, 2021. (Photo By Tom Williams/CQ Roll Call)
UNITED STATES - AUGUST 9: Senate Majority Leader Charles Schumer, D-N.Y., right, and Sen. Bernie Sanders, I-Vt., are seen in the U.S. Capitol on Monday, August 9, 2021. (Photo By Tom Williams/CQ-Roll Call, Inc via Getty Images)
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September 23, 2021 6:15 p.m.

Mitch McConnell’s dangerous game with the debt ceiling seems to be playing out more or less as intended.

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